Mama’s Favorite Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

Planning dinners every night can be hard—especially if you’re in charge of family meals. Take tonight, for example.  The girls had gymnastics and dance until 5:35, but class went late, and we didn’t get home until 5:55.  I’d gotten some pre-dinner prep out of the way this afternoon but I still had to finish making dinner…at 6…my kids go to bed at 7:30 maybe 8:00!  Not easy. With 3 kids who are active and involved in activities and sports, our schedule will only get busier.  That’s why Walmart has created Meal Inspirations – an online destination that provides quick, easy and delicious recipe ideas for busy moms like me- and asked me to share with you all to spread the word.

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Mama’s Best Ever Spaghetti & Meatballs Melts Recipe
Recipe Type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Unilever
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Serves: 6
Quick and easy spaghetti and meatballs
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 jar (1 lb. 8 oz.) Ragu® Old World Style® Pasta Sauce, divided
  • 12 ounces spaghetti, cooked and drained (We used Rotini)
Instructions
  1. Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, eggs and 1/2 cup Pasta Sauce in medium bowl; shape into 18 meatballs.
  2. Bring remaining Pasta Sauce to a boil over medium-high heat in 12-inch skillet. Gently stir in uncooked meatballs.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes or until meatballs are done.
  4. Serve over hot spaghetti. (or Rotini)


I did make the pasta this afternoon and prep the meatballs, so I was able to turn the oven on as we walked in the door and 20 minutes later?  Dinner.  I’d made a big salad yesterday so we had a nice meal and still had time for books and snuggles after dinner before the Red Sox game.  That’s what I call a successful dinner!

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Parmesan Crusted Chicken

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Easy Mac & Cheese Veggie Chicken Casserole
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Hearty Beef Chili

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58 comments… add one
  • Savory Mashed Potatoes

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  • The Turkey Casserole recipe looks awesome!

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  • Hearty Veggie Frittata

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  • The Easy Oven Fried Chicken looks good.

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  • parmesan crusted chicken

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  • Spicy Cashew Chicken

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  • I’d love to try the Spicy Cashew Chicken! Is sounds so delicious!

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  • I shared my favorite on Pinterest today
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/277464027016268648/

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  • the Parmesan Crusted chicken

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  • Easy Mac & Cheese Veggie Chicken Casserole

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  • I would love to try the Homestyle Beefstew!

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  • I would love to try the Marinated Chicken Bruschetta. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  • Knorr Creamy Shrimp Alfredo not sure if I put this already, but here it is again. The best recipe I like. Nummers!

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  • Knorr Creamy Shrimp Alfredo

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  • I would like to try the Parmesan Crusted Chicken. I was just thinking about that today!

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  • I’d love to try the Mexican Beef & Corn Casserole.

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  • I would love to make the Buffalo Bleu Cheese chicken dip. thanks for the giveaway.

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  • Parmesan Crusted Chicken

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  • i’d like to try the Knorr Creamy Shrimp Alfredo

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  • Turkey Casserole

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  • I choose the Creamy Spinach Dip: http://see.walmart.com/mealinspirations/Recipe/Details/creamy-spinach-dip (I love the bread bowl)

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  • I would try Knorr Creamy Shrimp Alfredo

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  • Parmesan Crusted Chicken

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  • Parmesan Crusted Chicken

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  • The Parmesan Crusted Chicken looks great.

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  • I would like to try the easy oven fried chicken

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  • Parmesan Crusted Chicken

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  • I would try the easy oven-fried chicken. It looks really good.

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  • Easy oven-fried chicken sounds about my speed! I’d like to try that first!

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  • The parmesan crusted chicken sounds good.

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  • I want to try the Easy Mac & Cheese Veggie Chicken Casserole first!

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  • the Marinated Chicken Bruschetta looks great

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  • Knorr Creamy Shrimp Alfredo sounds yummy!

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  • Id love to try the savory mashed potators and the home style beef stew.

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  • The Chicken with White Wine and Cream Sauce

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  • I think I’d like to try the Ragu Saucy Joe’s!!

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  • I’d try the Savory Mashed Potatoes first.

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  • parmesian crursted chicken

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  • I’d love to try the Parmesean Crusted Chicken.
    Thanks so much.

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  • I would choose marinated chicken bruschetta

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  • I never thought to add sauce to my meatballs. I’ll have to try that next time. I do use breadcrumbs, eggs and spices though.

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  • I pinned the Mexican Beef & Corn Casserole:
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/85005511690037309/

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  • The Mexican Beef & Corn Casserole sounds good to me!

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  • I would love to try the ABC Minestrone recipe!

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  • I want to try the Parmesan Crusted Chicken.

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  • I would like to try the Parmesan Crusted Chicken

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  • easy man and cheese veggie

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  • I would love to try the Marinated Chicken Bruschetta

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  • I would like to try the Mexican Beef & Corn Casserole.

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  • Easy Mac & Cheese Veggie Chicken Casserole

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